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February 23, 2019

2nd Amyotha Hluttaw’s 11th regular session holds 2nd day meeting

The eleventh regular session of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw held its second-day meeting at the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting hall yesterday morning where asterisk-marked questions were raised and answered and a bill discussed.
Question and Answer session
U Sai San Aung of Shan State constituency-12 raised the first question in the session and asked if there is a plan to upgrade self-relience basic education primary schools in Shan State north, Hopan District, Minemaw Township. In his reply to the question Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun noted that Lon Htan village self-relience basic education primary school, Kalonpa village self-relience basic education primary school, Lonkhwa village self-relience basic education primary school, Kone Lane village self-relience basic education primary school and Yaungwa village self-relience basic education primary school in Minemaw Township had primary student numbers ranging from 57 to 350 and are 25 to 105 miles away from the nearest main basic education primary, middle and high schools. As such these self-relience basic education primary schools in Minemaw Township will be considered and reviewed for upgrade when upgrade works for schools are conducted in the 2019-2020 academic year said the Deputy Minister.
In the same way U Bwe Khane of Chin State Constituency-3 asked if there is a plan to upgrade the Chin State, Thantlang Township, Hmaungtlang basic education sub-high school. Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun remarked that the school only had 14 high school students but it is 25 miles away from the nearest Hriphi Basic Education High School. Therefore, in order to raise the education opportunities of the local youths Thantlang Township, Hmaungtlang basic education sub-high school will be considered and reviewed for upgrade in 2019-2020 academic year said the Deputy Minister.
On the other hand U Naing Thiha of Mon State Constituency-7 asked if there is a plan to demolish a dangerous school building at Mon State, Ye Township, Mawkanin Village Tract, Mawkanin Village basic education high school and construct a new building. Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun replied that the subject building, Banya Dala Hall, will be demolished according to procedure and budget will be earmarked to construct a new two-story 130 ft x 30 ft RCC building in fiscal year 2019-2020 and will be constructed depending upon availability of fund.
Questions raised by U Saw Sein Tun of Kayah State Constituency 4 and U Win Kyaing of Bago Region Constituency 10 were also answered and explained by Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun.
Discussion on Myanma Communication Bill
Following the question and answer session Dr. U Kywe Kywe of Mandalay Region Constituency 6, U Than Soe @ Than Soe (Economic) of Yangon Region Constituency-4 and Tatmadaw representative Maj Thein Lwin Htay discussed the Myanma Communication Bill.
The third day meeting of the eleventh regular session of the Second Amyotha Hluttaw will be held today.

By Aung Ye Thwin (MNA)(Translated by Zaw Min)

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